Snaketibe wrote:It's hard to be sure based on these photos, but I am suspicious about this card. As already stated, it does indeed look like there's glue at the top of the card above the bubble, plus there's some discoloration / glue / dirt beneath it at the top of the bubble too. I know the seller said the bubble was lifting there, so it COULD be caused by that, but I'd still be cautious. Plus, there's a lot of white specks of missing litho beneath the seal, which could be caused by the card slipping slightly when the bubble was heat sealed (and this could also explain the excess glue at the top of the card possibly), however it could also be where the bubble was imperfectly glued back on when being resealed. If it is a reseal, it's quite a well done one, but then again, if it is a reseal, it's not worth MOC money. Perhaps you could ask the seller for some more, larger and clearer photos to help you decide?
Thank you Jeremy. I know from 're-sealing experience' that the white dots of the lifted litho happens when the bubble is not aligned with the original position on the cardback as a perfect line up will cover the majority of these up for sure.
I have asked the seller one last question, is the dark marking/stain on the top of the bubble or underneath the seal as this would, to myself, mean a re-seal as dirt and glue would have mixed and darkened underneath the bubble. If on top then it would mean simple dirt stain and would come off.
Now, having written this, how else would there be dark staining like sticker residue around that area of the bubble and nowhere else on the cardback?!